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Infobright is greatly accelerated by the application of rough set mathematics and patent-pending compression algorithms, which are finely tuned to the column data type and automatically self-adjusted for each 65,536-value data pack.
We can generally use the , which is available at no cost, for data warehouse and data mart presentation areas and reporting, analytical, and machine-generated-data databases. In addition, we can often use this free edition of Infobright for complete data warehouses and data marts by using the MyISAM storage engine for the staging area.
For clients who prefer a support subscription, faster loading, distributed loading, and/or the ability to use the Brighthouse storage engine for the staging area, we can use the subscription cost per terabyte., which is available at an annual
integrated hardware/software solution ... [scalable] to 144 terabytes of data in a single appliance node", we can use the Infopliance.
The "Infobright Community Edition Technology White Paper August 2009" download first convinced us that Infobright deserved careful evaluation.
Lee Brown, CTO and co-founder of HasOffers said about Infobright, May 14, 2013, “We were able to deploy the solution in a few weeks and improve query performance 10-fold almost immediately.”
April 2, 2013: "Infobright Customer J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) Recognized by Computerworld as a 2013 Computerworld Honors Laureate
Infobright's Analytic Engine Helps JCVI Investigate Massive Volumes of Genomic Data From the World's Oceans"
Eric Lubow, CTO and co-founder of SimpleReach, said, February 25, 2013, Infobright "delivers fast, ad-hoc query speed and performance; it's easy to use, and affordable -- encompassing everything we were looking for...."
InformationWeek, October 31, 2012, reported, "Sears is consolidating its databases to MySQL, InfoBright, and Teradata--EMC Greenplum, Microsoft SQL Server, and Oracle (including four Exadata boxes) are on their way out...."
ComputerWeekly.com, October 24, 2012, saw 'A "90% saving" for public sector IT with OpenITGov,' including Infobright.
The Wall Street Journal, July 31, 2012, reported, "Loyalty Lane Deploys Infobright for Faster Point of Sale Data Analysis."
In a February 29, 2012 video, Andrei Dunca, co-founder and CTO of LiveRail, discusses how LiveRail achieved the following.
"Near real-time analysis and reporting -- for both scheduled and ad-hoc analytics
Simple administration, requiring no indexes or tuning
25:1 compression rate, resulting in more data stored on fewer servers
Easy integration of Infobright and Hadoop
Lower TCO due to licensing and hardware savings"
Announcement at Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain, February 28, 2012: "8 of Top 10 Telecommunications Service Providers Use Infobright to Capitalize on Big Data"
"Sybase IQ Users: Top 5 Reasons to Switch to Infobright for Analytics" whitepaper.
Doug Henschen reported in InformationWeek, June 23, 2011, Infobright's "Rough Query for Data Mining ... can speed queries by as much as 20 times...."RotorNews reported June 10, 2011:
"Using IEE ... Bell Helicopter was able to ... speed analytic queries on executive dashboards by up to 500 percent, achieve 10:1 compression for improved resource utilization, and scale up to deliver vital business intelligence to thousands of end users."Also, "98% improvement for SAP data report results."
David Hahn, SVP Product Management of AdSafe Media, said April 26, 2011, "Infobright provided the query performance, scalability and cost-effectiveness we needed to accommodate our tremendous business growth."
Mike Makowski, CTO of MX Force, reported January 25, 2011: "ICE (Infobright Community Edition) ... combines a columnar database with innovative compression and self-tuning capabilities that eliminate the need to create indexes, partition data or do any manual intervention to achieve fast response for queries and reports. ... ICE ... presented us with several key benefits:
The Bloor Research November 2010 white paper "What's Cool about Columns [and how extend their benefits]" concluded, on page 15:
"However, despite all of these comments, the use of columns is not a panacea. In fact, Infobright demonstrates this very clearly by its improvement on the fundamental architecture of column-based relational databases, which will provide better compression, at least in some instances, and improved query performance through extending the columnar paradigm."
The Associated Press reported November 9, 2010, Infobright "."
November 4, 2010.
The "World Leader in Genomic Research, J. Craig Venter Institute, Selects Infobright..." download reports, "Queries run 10 times faster, and the data compression is 17:1."
InfoWorld selected Infobright one of the ten best open source operating platforms and middleware, August 25, 2010. "Infobright Community Edition (ICE) is a self-tuning, columnar database based on MySQL that is easy to use, offers superfast data loading, high levels of data compression, and excellent query performance. In lieu of indexing, Infobright populates a "Knowledge Grid" of metadata at load time to speed query responses."
MSNBC reported August 4, 2010, "Birst Selects Infobright to Power Full Featured On-Demand BI Solution."
Retail Technology reported July 28, 2010, "JC Decaux ... advertising agency cuts costs and reporting time by 50%. ... They ... loaded ... 4 million records into Infobright’s solution in less than two minutes from MySQL tables.... Queries which had taken more than 15 minutes using MySQL only took a couple of seconds using Infobright. ... users are very happy because they have the information they need within the timescales and can meet their deadlines."
Intelligent Enterprise Editors' Choice Awards 2010 noted February 11, 2010: "InfoBright developed unique compression and query approaches before taking its analytical database engine open source. InfoBright has gained marketshare and mindshare since releasing the community edition of its MySQL-based DBMS."
Infobright Community Edition (ICE) supports up to 500 database users and can take advantage of 32 cores and 128 GB in a server without using massively parallel processing (MPP) systems,
The 2010 "Migration Guide: MySQL/MyISAM to Infobright" download says, "due to Infobright’s extremely high query performance levels on large volumes of data, one should consider removing all aggregate, reporting and summary tables that may be in the data model as they are unnecessary."
Infobright Community Edition (ICE) "is designed to run high-performance ad hoc, complex queries on very large data sets without the need of manual tuning, data partitioning, or index creation."
Open Source Business Consulting summarizes Infobright benefits:
"Just Load and Go
High performance and scalability
Developing dimensional data warehouses, data marts, and analytical, reporting, and machine-generated-data databases, smaller than 500 terabytes, powered by Infobright.